Back to School

August 2015

It’s that time of year again. Kids are back in school. Unlike past years though, I did not accompany my youngest to school on her first day, she went on the bus. This made me sad because a tradition had come to an end. Not by her choosing, but by mine. The time had come to let her fly on her own, navigate the new middle school campus with the help of others, instead of relying on her mother.

It’s kind of like that manuscript that never seems to make it out of your computer. At some point, you have to let it go. Send it on its way to the editor of your choosing. Let it experience life on its own and come back and tell you about its journey, like my daughter did that night at the dinner table.

Both of us survived. Was it tough? Yes. But we did it. And so can you. Life has a way of pushing us to let go of things to make us grow and change.